Bibi ka Maqbara – Mini Taj

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Built by Aurangazeb in honor of his first wife, Dilras Banu Begum, it was completed by his son…Called Bibi ka Maqbara, it tries to replicate the Tajmahal and was designed by Ata-ullah, son of Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, the architect of the Taj Mahal. (source-Wikipedia).

We heard of this in Shirdi when we were in midst of our vacation. We had taken a road trip to Maharashtra from Bangalore and it was particularly exciting since I love driving. The Bibi ka Maqbara is located in Aurangabad. I have always felt these vacations better compared to travel abroad. There are so many things we are not aware of within India and which are a joy to experience. The Mini TajMahal was a totally new experience and a site to behold.

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37 thoughts on “Bibi ka Maqbara – Mini Taj

    1. As Indians its sad that we haven’t seen so much as the tourists who visit us but its the same everywhere right?

  1. A mini Taj Mahal… was not aware of this monument. Came to know about it when you posted pics on Facebook and now reading about it here… There is so much to explore and experience in our country! Fab click too!

  2. Hey I really thought it was the Taj. But, it’s another jewel and looks so divine. Kajal is right! There are so many beautiful and heavenly places in India that goes unexplored:)

  3. Truly an awesome picture! Members of my family went to India just to visit the site and the day they were there it was unexpectedly locked down. They were so sad. Thank you for sharing this beautiful picture on the blog hop!!

  4. A lovely take. I do remember having seen some other monuments that were touted as the proto types for the Taj Mahal. One of them being the Ibrahim Rauza in Bijapur in Karnataka. The design of this tomb served as an inspiration for the famous Taj Mahal.

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